Here we are again, looking at a the weekend upon us and if you are a parent or guardian you're probably in that mode of, "What am I going to do with the kids this weekend?"

Here are five jump starter ideas that will hopefully give you some great suggestions on how to keep the kids from being bored at home all day. Shout out to the folks at VisitYakima.com for the inspiration!

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What to Do with the Kids This Weekend of July 23-July 25

1. Yakima Symphony on Saturday and Sunday

Treat the kids to some quality entertainment at the Symphony! On Saturday there will be a presentation of the Pops IV – percussion ensemble. They are calling it, "YSO Percussion: Inside Jams". On Sunday, take them to the 2 p.m. matinee performance of "Heroic Horn Trios". Tickets for kids and adults are 20 dollars each.

2. Tasty Thai Two Hands On Class

If your kids are anything like my 10-year-old, they eat better than you! Why not take a cooking class together with your kids this weekend? Learn how to make healthy Thailand-inspired dishes including Pad Woon Sen (garlic glass noodles) and Larb Salad (herby lettuce wraps). (Some dishes will contain peanut products but of course you can eliminate those recipes accordingly.) Hurry up to register because it's almost sold out!

3. Saturday tours at Mighty Tieton at 11am

Explore your inner artiste by taking a tour of Mighty Tieton or enroll your 6th, 7th, or 8th grader in one of the art workshops that happen every Friday during the summer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

4. Jade's Just Jumping Family Night

Take a quick mini-road trip to Prosser for Jade's Just Jumping Family Night with bouncy houses and crafts for the kids. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

5. Yakima Valley Trolleys Excursions for Parents’ Day

National Cousins Day is on Saturday, July 24th, so invite your kids' cousins to join them for a trolley ride! Sunday the 25th is Yakima Valley Trolleys Excursions for Parents’ Day where you can ride up and down Pine street in a Oporto, Portugal 1928 Trolley Car.

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